If thereâ€™s one make-up must-have that weâ€™ve always had an unwavering love affair with, lipstick has to win hands down. Afterall, nothing provides a quick beauty pick-me-up like a quick swipe of bold lip colour. Back in 2008, New Zealandâ€™s lipstick queen, Karen Murrell, says a more subtle approach to colour. â€śThere were a lot of blushing pinks in the market and still a lot of gloss from the 90s,â€ť Murrell says. â€śBut as the 2010s rolled in, true lipstick came back into vogue and we started to fall in love with real lipstick again.â€ť
Murrell believes the resurgence in lipstick might have had something to do with the Global Financial Crisis.Â â€śIf you could not afford a new dress you would buy a new lipstick instead to update your look,â€ť she says. And as any beauty aficionado knows, while we might have a signature shade we reach for over and over, one lipstick is never enough. From out-there hues to demure, subtle colours, here are 10 of current favourite.
Clockwise from top left: Guerlain Kiss Kiss in Orange Peps ($60), Karen Murrell lipstick in Cordovan Natural ($30), Dior Rouge Dior in Ambiguous ($62), Elizabeth Arden Plush Up Lip Gelato Red Door Crush ($52), NARS Audacious Lip Colour in Delphine ($54), Clarins Joli Rouge in Papaya ($50), Lipstick Queen Dating Game Lipstick in Bad Boy ($38), Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Love Drunk ($33), Lancome Lâ€™Absolu Rouge Sheer in A La Folie ($60), Dior Addict Lip Glow in Matte Pink ($59, pictured centre).